Riot police camp at school

Riot police camped at Mucheke high school the whole day today after parents threatened to demonstrate against the school headmaster and the chairman of the School Developmemn Association for failing to develop the school.

Parents with children at the school had yesterday given the headmaster Munodaidzwaishe Chikosha an altimatum to leave the school arguing that he had failed to deliver to their expectations .

The parents also accused the SDA chairman Mr David Vasivenyu of failing to steer development and running down the school.

As early as 6 am police in riot gear had camped at the school and threatened to deal with anyone trying to disturb day to day activities at the school.

In the morning school children gathered at the school gate as they were shocked to see riot police all over the school premise.

"The parents had given the headmaster until today to leave the school accusing him of failing to bring development at the school", said a teacher at the school who chose to remain anonymous.

"The parents are accusing the headmaster and the chairman of the SDA of failing to bring development to the school" added the teacher.

"You have to appreciate that these days most schools now have school buses but here at Mucheke there is nothing and that is why parents are not happy", said the teacher.

One of the parents Nicholas Moyo said they could not proceed with the planned demonstration because of heavy police presence.

"Our demonstration could not kick off today because we found the whole school sealed by the police", said Moyo.

"We are going to reschedule our demonstration because we are saying the headmaster and the SDA chairman should pack their bags and go", sad Moyo.

Chikosha the headmaster and Vasivenyu the chairman of the SDA refused to comment on the issue. However Masvingo police spokesman Inspector Peter Zhanero confirmed the incident.

"We sent riot officersto the school after getting word that some parents wanted to disrupt lessons at the school", said Zhanero.

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